Imagine 2040

Given that the planet’s population is now roughly 3x its carrying capacity (translation: we’ve got 5 billion too many people on earth now, all of them churning out CO2 at an unprecedented rate), I’d like you to consider this picture from Iran:

And it’s only going to get worse.

Imagine what worldwide temperatures will be in 25 years.

The stupidity of the General Population continues to infuriate me. We had the Green Revolution, and the Antibiotic Revolution, and yet nobody thought about families limiting the number of children we have.

So, on July 31, 2015, the temperature was

One-Hundred-Sixty-Four BLOODY DEGREES FAHRENHEIT in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran. And it’s only going to get worse.


2 thoughts on “Imagine 2040

  1. Ah, the “man on the street” opinion. Uninformed, untutored, off-the-cuff — and very, very unreliable. I looked up Mr. Fatemi on LinkedIn, and he’s about 26 years old. So he was born into global warming (1989). Also, he’s not a meteorologist.

    So, my next stop was NOAA’s historical climate records for Iran. Want to guess what the hottest temperature was in Bandar-e Mahshahr for July of 1970? ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN DEGREES. That’s FIFTY-ONE degrees cooler than this July. And no, it wasn’t an exceptionally cool year. It was a normal year (and NOAA’s climate data for southeast Asia goes back to 1887, so when THEY say ‘normal,’ it actually means something).

    113° F correlated to a worldwide CO2 level of 328 PPM — still well below the 350 PPM cutoff that we hit back in — wait for it — 1986. Three years before Mr. Fatemi was born, and right about the time we started getting “killer” heat waves in the American Midwest.


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